Health Tip

31 Aug

From Club Solutions Magazine:

Exercise: A Safe Bet to Prevent Falls Among Older People

exercise at the ywca“Exercise programs that lend strength, flexibility and balance might be one of the best ways to prevent falls among people age 64 and older, according to a Cochrane Review of more than 100 studies. While a variety of other measures – from pacemakers to vitamin D supplements – might be useful in preventing certain individuals from falling, exercise appears to be the most widely effective strategy for reducing both the risk of falling and the overall number of falls among older people. Each year, about 30 percent of people over age 65 who live outside of assisted care facilities will experience a fall.”

Club W: the YWCA Health & Fitness Center has a number of classes designed specifically for older people, including SilverSneakers for seniors. If you are looking for a place to exercise we encourage you to join Club W today!

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